I have come to understand that no matter how successful I become, there will always be a 27-year-old who is doing it better. Accepting this is an important step in overcoming the pain of jealousy.
Jealousy stirs up competition. But everyone needs some competitive edge otherwise we wouldn’t challenge ourselves to progress. Other people are our barometer. But if you’re not first, you’re not necessarily last either. You can still influencer; plus, you probably offer a different perspective.
The fact remains though: There’s always going to be someone better than you.